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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fall River Man Sentenced for Escape from Federal Facility

BOSTON – A federal inmate was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with escaping from the Coolidge House Residential Reentry Center in Boston.

Jason Barreto, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to one year and one day in prison. In August 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of escape from a federal custody.

In September 2011, Barreto was convicted in U.S. District Court in Rhode Island of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and was sentenced to 70 months in prison. On May 21, 2015, Barreto was transferred from the U.S. Penitentiary Big Sandy in Kentucky to Coolidge House Residential Reentry Center in Boston to serve the remainder of his sentence. Barreto was scheduled to be released on Nov. 1, 2015.

On Sept. 17, 2015, following an incident at Coolidge House, Barreto walked out of the facility without authorization and did not return. On April 8, 2016, after receiving information regarding Barreto’s location, the U.S. Marshal Service arrested Barreto in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and U.S. Marshal John Gibbons of the District of Massachusetts made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Soivilien of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

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Updated January 24, 2017